I’m an Historian. I learned about the MSHist of this decades ago.
Recent stuff has interfered with my sleep ( makes me antsy?!) and this is about the 3rd week listening to Phil Rickman’s Merrily book The Secrets of Pain.
Because it’s slightly painful and NOT relaxing.
He goes deep, deep, deep into Mithraism as practised by the “Romans” and connects the whole myth with the SAS. Mithras was the SOLDIER’S GOD. And blood was his everything
The murderee is called Mansell BULL who is slaughtered in his own farmyard and the murderer is seen running away, covered in blood
He has a brother called Solus Bull who is tupping D.I Frannie Bliss’s estranged wife and is a popular media hero.
I call BULL shit on this Blood CULT :o)